The Great Food Gamble

The Great Food Gamble

by JohnHumphrys (Author)


John Humphrys is passionate about the state of British food, farming, fishing and agriculture. Here, he looks back to the days of organic farming in England when people shared and swapped food and considered the wildlife as well as the farmed animals, crops and fruits. He examines today's travesties: factory farming, pouring chemicals into the land, the scandal of the supermarket wars and cheap imported goods. He then turns to the future and asks: Can we save this ravaged earth and rebuild our community values? Most of all, can we reverse the damage to ourselves and our long-term health that may result from what we eat? John Humphrys' book requires the full attention of anyone who cares about themselves or the future.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 321
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Coronet
Published: 03 Jan 2002

ISBN 10: 0340770465
ISBN 13: 9780340770467
Book Overview: John Humphrys' is a top political commentator and the voice of Radio 4's Today programme. The Great Food Gamble raises enormous questions and is indeed a manifesto for change.

Media Reviews
Thought-provoking, well-researched * Fordyce Maxwell, Scotsman *
Compelling * Observer *
Incisive and readable * Mick Hume, The Times *
Humphrys's level-headedness makes the arguments all the more powerful * Paul Heiney, The Sunday Times *
This could be the best diet book ever written * The Sunday Times *
Without being sentimental, it is a passionate discourse... well-written and accessible. My only concern is that its message is likely to be ignored where it matters most. * Tim Lang, Independent *
Author Bio
In a broadcasting career spanning forty years John Humphrys has reported from all over the world for the BBC and presented its frontline news programmes on both radio and television. He has won a string of national awards and been described as a 'national treasure'. He owned a dairy farm for ten years and has homes in Wales and London.